Audio Extras for City of Dragons

From a playlist of music to author readings and more … sounds to enhance your enjoyment of the world of  1940 San Francisco and CITY OF DRAGONS.

Song Playlist

Author Reading



Playlist for City of Dragons

Music is very important to the world of CITY OF DRAGONS
these songs are either mentioned or played in the novel, most of them in these versions. The only number Miranda would not have heard is the Ruth Gaylor recording of My Funny Valentine, which charted in 1945. Miranda, though, would have been familiar with the song and its triumphant Broadway debut in 1937. We include it here as an early recording of this classic Rogers and Hart standard.

We hope the CITY OF DRAGONS playlist will help you discover or rekindle a love for the many jazz and blues standards of the past.

Music is available for purchase online, including  iTunes and Napster.
All songs are © their respective holders.


1. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Teddy Wilson and Billie Holiday
2. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) – Teddy Wilson and Billie Holiday
3. Our Love – Tommy Dorsey
4. And the Angels Sing – Benny Goodman and Martha Tilton
5. Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland
6. Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller
7. If I Didn’t Care – The Inkspots
8. Oh Johnny Oh!  – Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
9. Our Love is Here to Stay – George Gershwin
10. Hurry Home – Benny Goodman and Martha Tilton
11. Body and Soul – Billie Holiday
12. (What Did I Do) to Be So Black and Blue? – Ethel Waters
13. Sing, You Sinners – Bunny Berrigan
14. Try a Little Tenderness – Ruth Etting
15. My Funny Valentine – Ruth Gaylor with Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra
16. Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Fred Astaire
17. Someone to Watch Over Me – Lee Wiley
18. Swing, Brother, Swing – Billie Holiday

Kelli Reads First Chapter

Kelli gave an audio reading of CITY OF DRAGONS for David Wilk’s terrific Writerscast. You can download it, or listen to it here or at David’s site.

Kelli reads the first chapter of CITY OF DRAGONS


In addition to a reading, David Wilk of Writerscast interviewed Kelli about CITY OF DRAGONS, delving into a discussion of the themes of the novel, as well as background on Miranda Corbie, the protagonist.

Kelli was hosted by Roger Clark and Steve Murphy as part of the America’s Best Selling Authors radio series. You can listen in at the site.

Mystery Matters was a wonderful, hour-long program about mystery writers, hosted by author Fran Stewart.


Originally recorded for PPWebCon, Kelli shares some sounds from CITY OF DRAGONS in this podcast on setting:

Kelli moderated a panel on the PI, with authors Kaye George, Ken Kuhlken, and Stephen D. Rogers as part of the first ever virtual mystery conference, PPWebCon.